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Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

Arcardia University (formerly Beaver College) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Founded as the Beaver Female Seminary in 1853, it adopted coeducation in 1973. Its 55-acre campus is located in Glenside, 20 minutes from Philadelphia by train. The Castle,' a campus landmark, is fashioned after a medieval English manor.

Web Sitewww.arcadia.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,473
   Women1,698 (68.7%)
   Men775 (31.3%)
Graduate Students1,312

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate63% of 8,987 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.64
SAT Math554 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading559 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing538 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$57,020
Tuition and Fees
$40,920
Room and Board
$13,500
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$30,745
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
163
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Glenside Population7,914
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 77% of freshmen, 54% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
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STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students3.8% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning77.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
53.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
39.8%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.77 4.14 571 619 25
Low 3.19 3.90 400 530 21
High 4.00 5.00 670 670 28
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